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Collection Number: 03815

Collection Title: Richard Jente Collection of Proverbs, undated.

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Size About 5,000 items (7.5 linear feet).
Abstract Richard Jente was head of the Department of German, University of North Carolina, 1937-1953. The collection includes compilations, notes, and other papers related to Richard Jente's comparative study of proverbs in Latin, German, English, and perhaps other languages. Most notes are in the form of card files.
Creator Jente, Richard, 1888-1952.
Language English
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Restrictions to Access
No restrictions. Open for research.
Copyright Notice
Copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.
Preferred Citation
[Identification of item], in the Richard Jente Collection of Proverbs, #3815, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Sensitive Materials Statement
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Jente was head of the Department of German, University of North Carolina, 1937-1953.

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The collection includes ompilations, notes, and other papers related to Richard Jente's comparative study of proverbs in Latin, German, English, and perhaps other languages. Most notes are in the form of card files.

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Contents list

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About 5000 items.

Note that original file folder titles have, for the most part, been retained.

Folder 1

Stuttgart manuscript (photostat) #03815, Series: "Richard Jente Collection of Proverbs, undated." Folder 1

Folder 2-6

Folder 2

Folder 3

Folder 4

Folder 5

Folder 6

Typed and handwritten notes #03815, Series: "Richard Jente Collection of Proverbs, undated." Folder 2-6

Folder 7

Collection of notes on English and Scottish proverbs to the mid-eighteenth century: A-C #03815, Series: "Richard Jente Collection of Proverbs, undated." Folder 7

Folder 8

Collection of notes on English and Scottish proverbs to the mid-eighteenth century: D-F #03815, Series: "Richard Jente Collection of Proverbs, undated." Folder 8

Folder 9

Collection of notes on English and Scottish proverbs to the mid-eighteenth century: G-K #03815, Series: "Richard Jente Collection of Proverbs, undated." Folder 9

Folder 10

Collection of notes on English and Scottish proverbs to the mid-eighteenth century: L-O #03815, Series: "Richard Jente Collection of Proverbs, undated." Folder 10

Folder 11

Collection of notes on English and Scottish proverbs to the mid-eighteenth century: P-S #03815, Series: "Richard Jente Collection of Proverbs, undated." Folder 11

Folder 12

Collection of notes on English and Scottish proverbs to the mid-eighteenth century: T-V #03815, Series: "Richard Jente Collection of Proverbs, undated." Folder 12

Folder 13

Collection of notes on English and Scottish proverbs to the mid-eighteenth century: W-Z #03815, Series: "Richard Jente Collection of Proverbs, undated." Folder 13

Folder 14-18

Folder 14

Folder 15

Folder 16

Folder 17

Folder 18

Composition book #03815, Series: "Richard Jente Collection of Proverbs, undated." Folder 14-18

Folder 19

Commonplace book #03815, Series: "Richard Jente Collection of Proverbs, undated." Folder 19

Purchased from a London dealer because it was advertised as containing proverbs; book only contains two.

Folder 20

Proverbia Belgica #03815, Series: "Richard Jente Collection of Proverbs, undated." Folder 20

Folder 21

Jente's notes from Washington University #03815, Series: "Richard Jente Collection of Proverbs, undated." Folder 21

Folder 22-33

Folder 22

Folder 23

Folder 24

Folder 25

Folder 26

Folder 27

Folder 28

Folder 29

Folder 30

Folder 31

Folder 32

Folder 33

Notebooks #03815, Series: "Richard Jente Collection of Proverbs, undated." Folder 22-33

Chiefly in German.

Box 2

Loose notebooks and card files #03815, Series: "Richard Jente Collection of Proverbs, undated." Box 2

Folder 3

Card files #03815, Series: "Richard Jente Collection of Proverbs, undated." Folder 3

Folder 4

Card files #03815, Series: "Richard Jente Collection of Proverbs, undated." Folder 4

Folder 5

Card files #03815, Series: "Richard Jente Collection of Proverbs, undated." Folder 5

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Processing Information

Processed by: SHC Staff

Encoded by: Noah Huffman, December 2007

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